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Mike Babinsky


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Mike Babinsky

Candidate in the 2014 Winnipeg - 8 School Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?

As a father of six children and five grandchildren, I have a vast interest in our public education system.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?

I have been a member of the Winnipeg School Division Board of Trustees since 1995. I am currently the senior Trustee on the Board, and I believe my experience and strong independent voice will benefit my community.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as School Trustee, and why are these issues important to you?

The issues that are most important to me are those that are brought forward to me from the community. I believe the constituents elect me to be their voice. Their opinion counts.

As a Trustee, transparency and accountability are very important. I have always tried my best to keep my community aware of the issues and decisions that are discussed and implemented at the Division.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the school ward or school division you wish to represent?

I was born, raised, and still live in Ward 8. I raised my family in this community and ran the largest outdoor sports program for all ages in this community at the Old Exhibition Grounds for 25 years.
I believe my ward is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city and filled with the most exceptional people. It has always been a community with many cultural backgrounds. What I appreciate the most about my ward is that no matter how different we are, we all have so much in common.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Nothing is more important to our families and our community than our children, and I am proud to serve as their School Trustee. I would be honored to continue.

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News that Mentions Mike Babinsky

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Province gives Winnipeg School Division 6 more months to meet scathing report ...

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Among his concerns were the actions of Winnipeg School Division's Mike Babinsky, who has been censured four times for his behaviour over his two-decade-long career as a trustee. Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky censured again ...

Racism towards Syrian students tears through Winnipeg School Division

Monday, 07 December 2015

Clarke advised that the province has said schools can go beyond the mandated 20-student-per-classroom cap in kindergarten to Grade 3 if necessary. "We should be requesting portables," said trustee Mike Babinsky. Clarke said WSD is keeping the province ...

Proposed $20Kperstudent high school hockey academy raises enrolment concerns

Monday, 16 November 2015

Trustees Dean Koshelanyk and Mike Babinsky both said they're getting complaints from parents, who report that school administrators tell them it's division policy. “A lot of our parents are wondering where this is coming from,” Koshelanyk said.

After contracting out failed, WSD bus drivers get 22.7% raise

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Broughton accused the board and union of trying to get the deal done before trustee Mike Babinsky returned from a month-long suspension Tuesday morning. "It appears this item was rushed," Broughton said. Babinsky was barred from board and committee ...

WSD to develop firstinManitoba policy for transgender students

Monday, 02 November 2015

There was virtually no discussion Monday night — it passed 8-0, with trustee Mike Babinsky sitting out Monday night as part of his one-month suspension. One of the most difficult issues may be developing a way for teachers and schools to help ...

Hourplus rides in school buses persist

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The efforts of trustee Mike Babinsky to focus attention on long school-bus rides led. KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. The efforts of trustee Mike Babinsky to focus attention on long school-bus rides led to his suspension from the school board.

Manitoba NDP caucus meets amid bad polls with election next spring

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Manitoba's governing New Democrats emerged from a two-day caucus retreat Wednesday expressing confidence that they have turned a corner on a year filled with infighting, low poll numbers and a brain drain. The 35-member caucus received more bad ...

Politics 204 for September 22

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

... the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendation to preserve and promote indigenous languages. Got the shaft: Winnipeg School Division's CUPE Local 110 is backing suspended school trustee Mike Babinsky. It says he wasn't treated fairly.

CUPE backs suspended WSD trustee, says treatment of Babinsky 'ridiculous'

Monday, 21 September 2015

Winnipeg School Division Trustee Mike Babinsky. JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES. Winnipeg School Division Trustee Mike Babinsky. Photo Store. The head of one of Winnipeg School Division's largest employee groups says suspended ...

Two WSD trustees not in the club

Friday, 18 September 2015

As dysfunctional as the ongoing Mike Babinsky saga makes Winnipeg School Division's board of trustees, it's also clear that the other seven trustees have frozen out Cathy Collins. She was the finance chair not so long ago, and along with Babinsky and ...

Politics 204 for September 17

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Oh, Mike: Does anyone believe there won't be a next time for Winnipeg School District trustee Mike Babinsky? Bit of fun: While elections can be serious things, we did have a bit of fun with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce's “speed dating” for federal ...

Anyone thinks there won't be a next time for Babinsky?

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

It was extraordinary that no other school board in Manitoba has ever gone so far in disciplining a school trustee as Winnipeg School Division trustees did this week in barring Mike Babinsky from board and committee meetings for a month. No other board ...

Trustee won't say if he'll obey ban

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Of course, there haven't been many school trustees like Mike Babinsky, whom the Winnipeg School Division board has censured four times since he was elected, including two censures since the latest board took office in November. Mike Babinsky.

Politics 204 for September 15

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky. Schooled on hydro: A Manitoba legislative committee is meeting today ostensibly to review Manitoba Hydro's last four annual reports. But Opposition Conservative MLAs are likely to use the time with Hydro ...

Winnipeg trustee punished for harassment of school division employee

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

WINNIPEG - A trustee with one of Manitoba's largest school divisions has been barred from attending board meetings for 30 days after an investigation found he had harassed a division employee. Mike Babinsky with the Winnipeg School Division must also ...

WSD censures Babinsky for harassment

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky has to apologize and have a time out. A formal complaint said Babinsky had subjected the complainant to "humiliation and intimidation, and that the employee's reputation was impugned by Trustee Babinsky ...

School trustee Mike Babinsky's harassment suspension first in Manitoba

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Controversial Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky is barred from board meetings for a month after an investigator found he breached the division's harassment prevention policy. Board chair Mark Wasyliw calls the move a first in Manitoba's ...

WSD trustee Babinsky barred for harassing employee

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

WINNIPEG School Division trustees have taken the extraordinary step of barring trustee Mike Babinsky for a month after an investigation showed he repeatedly harassed an unidentified division employee. They also ordered Babinsky to make a formal ...

Winnipeg school trustee broke harassment policy

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Winnipeg School Division said a trustee broke its Harassment Prevention Policy. A formal complaint was made Trustee Mike Babinsky to the WSD. The employee alleged they were intimidated and humiliated by Babinsky. The person said they worried ...

WSD trustee barred from office for a month for alleged intimidation ...

Monday, 14 September 2015

Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky. (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press files). Winnipeg School Division trustees have taken the extraordinary step of barring trustee Mike Babinsky for a month after an investigation showed he repeatedly ...

WSD trustees reelect Wasyliw as chair

Monday, 14 September 2015

As in every year since 1995, maverick Mike Babinsky got shut out of a top job. But so too did Cathy Collins, who, along with Wasyliw and Babinsky, was the only other veteran who sat on the board prior to last October's election. Collins had openly ...

Potential Fentanyl overdoses probed

Monday, 17 August 2015

Winnipeg police believe a drug abuser recently died from an overdose of cocaine that may have contained Fentanyl. But they are still trying to confirm the presence of Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug that has become more common across Canada as a ...

WSD's fulsome dysfunction

Monday, 17 August 2015

And, indeed, one infamous Mike Babinsky incident dates back to 1998. One of the recommendations which trustees bounced back to Education Minister James Allum for clarification was Wiens' notion that the chief superintendent should compile a public log ...

Tyler Fong lucky to be alive, but back at Bisons camp

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Mike Babinsky filer. Babinsky barred over harassment complaint · 0 · Amber Alert - Blairmore, Alberta. Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette disappearance: Amber Alert cancelled after human remains found · 11 · ANDREW COPP. Andrew Copp's close-up: Rookie ready ...

20 Questions with Team Manitoba's Ted Bigelow

Saturday, 15 August 2015

hughes. Clara's an open book: Hughes shares struggle and joy, darkness and light in memoir · 0 · Mike Babinsky filer. Babinsky barred over harassment complaint · 0 · Young woman on laptop at office stressed - intern. Legal assistant has legitimate gripe.

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